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Free Unreal Engine 4

Go build something: Unreal Engine 4 is free to use

That's not a real room
Mar 02
// Jordan Devore
Epic Games is no longer charging developers a monthly subscription for Unreal Engine 4. The engine is now free for anyone to use. Well, free to a point -- "When you ship a game or application, you pay a 5% royalty on gross re...
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Unreal Engine 4

Epic's offering $5M in grants to get devs on Unreal 4

'No strings attached'
Feb 19
// Brett Makedonski
To foster a healthy ecosystem for its gaming framework, Epic needs a stable of developers that are comfortable, well-versed, and dedicated to creating games around Unreal Engine 4. A fair share of large studios build their ga...
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Epic is sending out Fortnite alpha invites now

Today marked the first wave
Dec 01
// Jordan Devore
What I played of Fortnite in September, a good two hours, was super fun. I didn't want to stop. Epic Games has offered sign-ups for an alpha build for quite some time and here we are, at last: the first wave of invites went o...
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Gears of War

It's a good thing Gears of War: Tactics was canceled

Oh, Kinect
Sep 11
// Jordan Devore
A few years back, it was repeatedly rumored that Gears of War would get a spinoff game built around Kinect. The project never came to fruition and that's seemingly for the best, if this alpha footage of Gears of War: Tactics ...

Epic Games gives Unreal Engine 4 to schools for free

Prove to dad you're not a fool
Sep 04
// Dale North
Schools and universities have free, unlimited access to Unreal Engine 4 now, thanks to Epic Games. These organizations need only to visit Epic's dedicated page for access for their staff and students.  When I was in scho...
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Infinity Blade

ChAIR is wrapping up Infinity Blade III with its final update next week

Feel free to move on to something else, please
Aug 26
// Jordan Devore
As part of my slowly-get-out-of-bed routine this morning, I glanced at my inbox and was delighted to see an email pop up on my phone about ChAIR. Could this be it? The announcement of another Shadow Complex? We've been waiti...

Oh hey! You can be playing the new Unreal Tournament RIGHT NOW

Just be aware it's in pre-alpha
Aug 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Epic is making the big leap by embracing live and open development with the new Unreal Tournament. We're seeing this game getting built from the ground up and as it turns out, you can be playing it right now!  This NeoGA...
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Epic Games UK

Epic Games UK set up to work on Unreal Engine 4

Formerly Pitbull Studio
Aug 05
// Jordan Devore
Most of us won't recognize Pitbull Studio by name, but the company has worked with Epic Games in the past on Gears of War: Judgment and, most notably, Unreal Engine 4. Now, the two are further extending their partnership as P...
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Unreal Tournament

Unreal Tournament footage: 'We have a game now'

Checking in with the latest build
Jul 29
// Jordan Devore
I came in expecting little from this latest Unreal Tournament footage considering how not far along the game was in the last video, but this one is much more worthy of your time. Movement mechanics, levels, weapons, and team...
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Fortnite still exists, has new trailer and screens to prove it

So says the press release, anyway
Jul 08
// Darren Nakamura
Back in March, Epic Games said that its upcoming cooper multiplayer sandbox fortress defense something-or-other Fortnite had "evolved," and that they would hopefully be able to talk about it soon. Well, there has not been mu...

Apple announces Metal to bring console-quality graphics to iOS

Dramatically reduced overhead
Jun 02
// Dale North
Apple announced their new technology, called Metal, today during their press conference in San Francisco. Metal reduces the overhead between game and hardware with up to ten times faster draw recall rates for A7-powered Apple...
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Unreal Tournament 3 and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. saved from GameSpy shutdown

Wait, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. has multiplayer?
Jun 02
// Alasdair Duncan
I've found it really encouraging that developers are willing to make their multiplayer games playable after the shutdown of GameSpy. There was quite a list of games that were going to be going offline but after some big names...
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Unreal Tournament

Epic's new Unreal Tournament is starting to come together

The first deathmatch
May 29
// Jordan Devore
Earlier this month, Epic Games announced -- and started development on -- a new Unreal Tournament in collaboration with fans and Unreal Engine 4 developers. The team still has a ton of work ahead of it, obviously, but here's...
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We've left no stone unturned!
We've gotten our hands on some verifiable official E3 2014 leaks and secrets and we're spilling the beans. Find out what's in store from Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Epic Games, EA, and all the other big companies making important announcements. Get a sneak peek at news about Battlefield 5, a new Nintendo MMO, Destiny, and all every other E3 reveal and announcement.

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Tappy Chicken

Epic Games makes with the flappy with Tappy Chicken appy

Does that make you happy?
May 22
// Brittany Vincent
Epic Games has released Tappy Chicken, which is exactly what you think it is: a Flappy Bird clone. Available today via the App Store, Google Play, and browser today at 2 PM EST, Tappy Chicken was created with Unreal Engine 4,...
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Unreal and Unreal Tournament games half price on Steam

It's not like the new one is going to be playable anytime soon
May 10
// Jordan Devore
Epic Games started development on a new Unreal Tournament in collaboration with the community and Unreal Engine 4 developers this week, and that makes this a decent enough time to discount the existing games in the franchise,...
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A collaborative effort between Epic, fans, and Unreal Engine 4 devs
Epic Games made its "future of Unreal Tournament" announcement and it's actually promising. There is, in fact, a new game in the works -- starting today with "a small team of UT veterans" -- that'll be developed in open colla...

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Epic Games

Epic is doing something with Unreal Tournament next week

VP Mark Rein is 'so excited for the comback'
May 02
// Jordan Devore
It's been long enough since the last Unreal Tournament that I'd say hell yeah, we could use another one of those right about now. Epic Games VP and co-founder Mark Rein has taken to Twitter today to hype up "the future of Unr...

Unreal Engine 4 goes to Xbox One, PS4 in 4.1 update

No additional cost
Apr 25
// Dale North
Update 4.1 for Unreal Engine 4 lets developers on Epic's nifty subscription service access PS4 and Xbox One for their work at no extra cost. This means that those that were registered as console developers (including ID@Xbox...
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Sign up for Epic Games' Fortnite alpha

They're finally ready to talk about the game
Apr 08
// Jordan Devore
Epic has kept mostly quiet about Fortnite for years now and in that time I've gone from being excited to not caring at all to really, really caring. Now that the studio has opened alpha sign-ups and shared a bunch of informat...
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Epic: Fortnite has 'evolved,' hopefully we can talk about it soon

Yeah, that'd be nice
Mar 25
// Jordan Devore
As far as "things I want Epic Games to release that aren't Unreal Tournament" go, it's pretty much just Fortnite at this point. The sandbox survival game "might be the best thing we've ever done," according to studio co-found...

Epic Games' new Unreal Engine 4 subscription plan detailed

Impressions from first demonstration
Mar 19
// Dale North
Epic Games announced a new subscription model for Unreal Engine 4 this morning. Any user can gain full access to their tools and source code for only $19 a month and 5% revenue. Developers can deploy to PC, Mac, iOS, and Andr...

Epic Games announces new $19.99/mo Unreal Engine 4 subscription plan

Mar 19 // Dale North
Here's a message to Sweeney himself: [embed]272174:53046:0[/embed] Some notes from a Q&A session after the announcement: Sweeney says that free-to-play games will not have to pay any royalties While support platforms' source for past projects will be provided with the plan, console support and source will not be available. For console access, Epic negotiates on a case-by-case basis "We are not shipping an Unreal Tournament game" alongside this engine announcement
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$19.99 a month, 5% of revenue, starts today
Anyone can gain access to Unreal Engine 4 now with a new subscription plan, priced at $19.99 a month. This was announced this morning in a GDC press conference by Epic co-founder Tim Sweeney.  With this new plan, users c...


The Unreal Engine 4 now runs in Firefox

Next-gen browser gaming
Mar 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Browser based gaming just took a giant leap forward with this demonstration of the Unreal Engine 4 running in Firefox at near-native speeds. The demo you see shows Epic's Soul and Swing Ninja, and this is the first glimpse o...
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Epic Games

Epic: Unreal Engine 4 games aiming for Christmas, Q1 2015

Company will make its own announcements at GDC
Jan 27
// Jordan Devore
Epic Games hasn't been talking much about Fortnight and now it's sold the Gears of War rights to Microsoft. What's going on over there? Unreal Engine 4 work and lots of it, from the sound of things. Speaking to Edge, EU terri...
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Silicon Knights

Silicon Knights loses appeal against Epic Games

They were previously ordered to pay Epic $9.2 million
Jan 13
// Chris Carter
If you haven't been following the Silicon Knights vs. Epic Games Saga, it hasn't been pretty. A North Carolina court ordered Silicon Knights to pay Epic Games millions ($4.5m in damages, and $4.7 in court fees), after a faile...
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Games with Gold

Gears of War and Shoot Many Robots on Games with Gold

Free during the month of December for Xbox Live Gold members
Nov 27
// Darren Nakamura
Microsoft's "Games with Gold" initiative has been picking up steam lately, with two games being offered free of charge to Xbox Live Gold members every month since its inception. I usually don't get to benefit from it due to a...
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Epic Games

People Can Fly is working on Fortnite

Studio renamed Epic Games Poland
Nov 01
// Jordan Devore
Epic Games' sandbox survival title Fortnite was announced nearly two years ago. I've been anticipating it ever since, though I'd be lying if I said my interest hasn't waned. The company says it doesn't want to rush the game w...
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Gears of War

Microsoft Studios VP comments on future of Gears of War

More games are probably inevitable
Oct 31
// Jordan Devore
Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer has once again spoken about his hopes for more Gears of War. Guesting on IGN's Podcast Unlocked, as transcribed by Game Revolution, he commented that after Judgment's sales and review sc...
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See all the pretty particles in this Unreal Engine 4 vid

VFX in the Infiltrator demo
Oct 22
// Dale North
It's crazy to see just how much work went into the Unreal Engine 4 Infiltrator demo that we saw at GDC earlier this year. Epic's new series of videos gives us a look under the hood of UE4, with this newest video focusing on ...

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